When Love Comes to Town

Elvis and I loving ChakraBabe.

Elvis and I loving ChakraBabe.

Three years ago I bought a piece of graphic art. It was during a dark time, the narrowing just before change blows life wide open, and I was looking for a message – a sign.

That is exactly what I found. A sign. Bold white letters painted on a creamy background spelling out a message in all caps, one I was yearning for: “This life is yours to create. Be true to who you are, recognize the beauty that surrounds you, be the architect of your own destiny.”

Every morning and every night for the last three years I have brushed my teeth in front of that sign: be true, be aware, be creative. Somewhere along the line I think I got it – and what I got was do what you love. Trying to live that insight, I started ChakraBabe. It is miraculous what love can do. Not the “oh baby, I can’t live without you” kind – but the discipline of love. Getting up every day orienting your thoughts and actions around doing what you love. And, more critically, loving what you do.

Between them, the rhythm of those two choices has gently rocked my days, raising the level of the engagement one small increment at a time. Eventually distinctions disappear – presence, work, duty, prayer, the lines fade and it all takes on a sheen of love.

Chakrababe is now online and open for business. Go to www.chakrababe.com and see what the artists there have crafted for your chakra balance. Hopefully, you will love what you find, raising the level of the ChakraBabe community higher with every treasured item you call yours.

– The heart chakra is the source of unconditional love and compassion, our humanitarian center and the gateway into higher states of consciousness. In the heart your life purpose becomes clear as you express the energy of love.

Monument Valley


Second Chakra carnelian necklace

Holding, releasing, redeeming energy to a higher use.

I have spent my life steeped in love. It has followed me doggedly, through blessings like the profound relationship with my child I am lucky enough to experience every day, through more questionable ones that caused me to believe my relationship picker was definitely broken. But the capacity to love was always there. Like those weighted toys you punch and they pop back up – I have been the definition of resilience, able to revert to my original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed and twisted. Ready for love again, ready for relationship.

Thankfully, over the last few years I moved into a more discreet phase of my life. Partly due to having little time for imprudent choices, partly due to fostering a stronger connection with the Universe. I wake up every morning and ask for intuitive guidance, in energetic issues in general and particularly through the tangle of relationship possibilities.

This week that guidance took me deep into the ochre heart of southern Utah. Not because I knew where I was going, but because my intuition would have it no other way. As in most spirit journeys, I knew only it was important to set out across the ocean of the desert southwest in my tiny Toyota craft, some faithful companions, a few stores in my larder and all of my dogs in tow. Other than this, I had no clue. A virgin in unexplored territory. Second chakra territory, down to the sorrel earth of the mountains we drove into, surrounding us on all sides.

Mexican Hat, Utah

Mexican Hat, Utah

At an inn on a gooseneck of the San Juan River I met a group of women on retreat. Formidable, accomplished, irreverent women I came to unknown and left feeling restored. And I have to say, reassured. I drove home certain there is more ahead. It is interconnected and it is rich, with inspiration and beauty, with good wine and razor sharp humor.

Home again, a strand of carnelian stones around my neck, my second chakra is spinning in consummate balance, a whole chunk of relationship energy redeemed and returned to the Universe for a higher purpose.

Storm of thoughts and feelings
The Second Chakra is where self worth, creativity, relationships and pleasure lie –
all of which are weakened by self-criticism and guilt.

Are you so busy taking care of others that you neglect yourself?


“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” – Ralph Waldo Emerson